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Around Town | Feb. 16, 2018

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What Candidate brunch
Who Hosted by the Deforest Neighborhood Association
When Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9:30am to 1pm
Where The Historic Long Beach Dairy and Creamery, 167 E. South St.
More Info Candidates from the odd-numbered districts of Long Beach will be outlining their future campaigns. Call (562) 428-7710.

What Walking tour
Who Hosted by Long Beach Heritage
When Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9:30am to noon
Where Meet at the WPA mural at 3rd Street and the Promenade
More Info The Walking Tour Program fosters preservation advocacy and education throughout Long Beach. A few of the buildings included on the tour are the WPA Mural, Insurance Exchange Building, The Breakers, The Willmore Building, Farmers & Merchants Bank, First National Bank and the Security Bank Building. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased through PayPal at Call (562) 493-7019.

What Fashion show and silent auction
Who Hosted by the Miller Children’s Hospital
When Saturday, Feb. 17 at 10am
Where Hyatt Regency, 200 S. Pine Ave.
More Info Money raised will go toward constructing a pediatric playroom at MemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital. Tickets cost $95. Call Margie Penny at (562) 431-9650.

What Mardi Gras parade and festival
Who Hosted by YMCA of Greater Long Beach
When Saturday, Feb. 17 from noon to 5pm
Where Shoreline Village, 401-435 Shoreline Village Dr.
More Info The free event will feature live music, art, festivities and food. The parade will begin at 2pm. Visit

What Neighborhood bike ride
Who Hosted by BKBIA
When Sunday, Feb. 18 at 1pm
Where Meet at Georgie’s Place, 3850 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Bikers will be given envelopes with secret prizes to deliver throughout the ride. Visit

What Dinner
Who Hosted by Long Beach Medical Center
When Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6pm
Where Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The MemorialCare Heart and Vascular Institute at Long Beach Medical Center will present its 21st annual Health Heart Dinner featuring Mediterranean cuisine and a cooking presentation. Tickets cost $20 per person and $30 per couple. Call (562) 933-9326 to RSVP.

What Book club
Who Hosted by the Bixby Knolls Literary Society
When Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7pm
Where Elise’s Tea Room, 3924 Atlantic Ave.
More Info Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig will be the next book discussed. Visit

What Meeting
Who Hosted by the Long Beach Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, Inc
When Friday, Feb. 23 at 11am
Where Building QQ in room 122 on Long Beach City College’s campus, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway
More Info Attendees will learn the techniques to mirror the style, “Cecilia.” Email Christa Barry at [email protected]

What Forum
Who Hosted by Long Beach Medical Center
When Saturday, Feb. 24 from 7:30am to 2pm
Where Houssels Forum, 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center presents its 11th Annual Women’s Heart and Stroke Seminar. Blood pressure, carotid ultrasound, cholesterol and blood glucose screenings will be provided. Tickets cost $25 per person, which includes breakfast and lunch. However, when two or more individuals register together, tickets cost $20 per person. Call 1-800-memorial to register.

What Celebration
Who Hosted by The League of Women Voters of Long Beach
When Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10am to noon
Where Los Altos Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr.
More Info Community members can enjoy cake in celebration of The League of Women Voters of Long Beach’s 98th year in service. During the free event, attendees will learn about the league, watch the video film “Engaging Millennials in our Elections” and hear from elected officials and candidates as to why they became involved in politics. Email Iris Yokoi at [email protected]

What Discussion
Who Hosted by Rancho Los Cerritos
When Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10am to noon
Where 4600 Virginia Rd.
More Info Two presentations with different topics will occur. The first theme is “Unions and Labor Organizing” where Trevor Griffey, lecturer in U.S. History and Labor Studies at UCLA, UC Irvine, and CSU Dominguez Hills, will lead the discussion. The second theme is “Immigrant Labor” , and the discussion will be led by a panel. Call (562) 206-2040.

What Pre-pregnancy planning class
Who Hosted by Millers Children’s and Women’s Hospital
When Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 3pm to 5pm
Where 2801 Atlantic Ave.
More Info The class will provide information for attendees looking to have a healthy pregnancy. Call 1-800-memorial to register.

What Free performance
Who Hosted by the International City Theatre (ICT)
When Saturday, March 3 at 11am
Where Beverly O’Neill Theatre, 330 E. Seaside Way
More Info Performers from ICT and We Tell Stories Theater Company will act out classic literature in the production of Let Them Eat Books. Visit or call (562) 495-4595 to RSVP.

What Wine-tasting event
Who Hosted by Dine LBC
When Saturday, March 10 from 1pm to 3pm
Where The Sky Room, 40 S. Locust Ave.
More Info Funds raised will benefit the Food Finders food rescue program. Guests can sample up to twenty Coquelicot wines, while being served appetizers. Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased through Call Terri Henry at (562) 572-4770.

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Around Town | Feb. 16, 2018